went to replace the timing belts and associated parts today to find the noise I have wasnt the aircon tensioner, but inface the bearing in the aux belt tensioner had failed causing the long serpentine belt to rub clean through the timing belt cover
it would appear that the "top hat" bushes have failed
now getting the parts is easy enough, but what i cant seem to do is remove the old threaded pin and bushes from the PAS bracket
anyone have any idea how this is done??
i think the bracket will need removing but after that i cant see how the pin and bushes are held in!
the cars a 99 2.5 tdi v6 AFB engine code